I really have mixed feelings about
Alexey Tolstokozhev …, a Russian spammer, found murdered in his luxury house near Moscow. He has been shot several times with one bullet stuck in his head. According to authorities, this last head shot is a clear mark of russian hit men (known as "killers" in Russia).Well, actually, my feelings are not all that mixed. Fortunately, I believe I have an ironclad alibi. [Via the finally-good-for-something Andrew Sullivan.]
Who hated Tolstokozhev so much as to hire a hit man to assasinate him? Well, I guess you have about one billion e-mail users to suspect. Tolstokozhev was a famous spammer who sent millions of e-mail promoting viagra, cialis, penis enlargement pills and other medications. Links in these e-mails usually led to some pharmacy shop, which paid Tolstokozhev a share of its revenue. This is a well known affiliate scheme employed by spammers worldwide. Tolstokozhev is estimated to be responsible for up to 30% percent of all viagra and penis enlargement related spam.
Back when I was reading comic books,
between superheros would usually be momentous occasions, taking
up an entire issue or more. In contrast, this one
If you don't want to get sucked into a timewaster,
then don't click
here. [Link fixed August 2017.] But if you do:
(a) it ends, don't worry; (b) try to get at least as far
as the guy walking his pet atom, it's a hoot; (c) it helped
to turn the brightness control on my monitor up. (And I'll say it,
so you don't have to:
too bad I don't
have one of those
for my brain.); (d) Via BBSpot.
Good news, everyone! At last, scientists may be able to observe a human being becoming so insufferable that he's transformed into a virtual black hole of insufferability. When such a body breaks free from any controlling legal authority, with no effective offsets in place, normal language skills are expected to fail. Nearby innocents may get sucked in by ever-increasing waves of fearmongering, fact-free assertion, and sheer demagoguery. Eventually the very fabric of reason is ripped asunder.
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